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Blake Community Celebrates Life of Ryan Mahoney

Blake Community Celebrates Life of Ryan Mahoney

Anderson Blum, Managing Editor

September 19, 2019

On Saturday, September 14, the Blake School celebrated the life of Ryan Mahoney. Mahoney taught math at the Upper School for 10 years until cancer took his life on August 31, 2019. Mahoney, a US Navy veteran, was a beloved teacher, advisor, and mentor for his students. He was known for his fascinating story...

Profile: Abby Barney

Abby Barney

Fiona Duffy, Photo Editor

October 17, 2017

As Jonathan Osters, current math teacher, takes paternity leave following the birth of his son, Abby Barney will take his place for the next six weeks. Barney will teach two sections of AP Statistics.

New courses dig deep

New courses dig deep

Minjae Lee, Fashion Editor

March 18, 2016

Let’s face it. Playing three varsity sports and taking six advanced placement courses is a common struggle students deal with on a daily basis.  So, by the time students receive course catalogs for a new academic year, registering for courses doesn’t always sound pleasant or invoke enthusiasm. Karen Ph...

Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson Pioneer Experience-First Math

Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson have developed a new style of teaching that involves making students fail, then having them learn from their failures

Deniz Ercan-Fang, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2016

Everyone has had a test, quiz or project where they understood absolutely nothing on it. Ranging from English essays and social studies presentations to science labs and math tests, nobody can say that they feel confident on every assignment. That’s where Jonathan Osters and Chris Robinson enter the ring...

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